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LLM Legal Practice Course

BPP University · BPP University Law School

Entry requirements

The entry requirements to study the LLM Legal Practice Course are:

  • Qualifying law degree minimum 2:2 or above
  • No-law degree minimum 2:2 or above and a pass in a law conversion course, such as a PGDL, GDL, CPE, or similar qualification such as CILEx

Months of entry

January, February, September

Course content

Leading LPC training from BPP

Get the knowledge and skills you need to secure a training contract and succeed in practice with the LLM Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Employability-focused solicitor training

You can be confident that our LPC will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and connections to secure that all-important training contract.

  • Choose from a range of electives to match your career goals
  • Simulated practice to help you learn in the context of different client case studies
  • Gain a competitive edge with our Legal Tech, Innovation and Design module, focused on building the skills future solicitors will need
  • Get instant access to our Bridge to the LPC programme. With up to 40 hours of additional study, its designed to transition you from your degree to the next stage in legal training
  • Enhance your professional skills and commercial awareness with additional skills workshops during our Employability Week

Innovative learning methods with proven results

Our technology driven approach to developing knowledge and skills maximises your success with law training that’s tailored to you.

  • Virtual Practice Environment: Experience realistic briefs and case handling in a way that mirrors legal practice.
  • Adapt: Our unique platform embeds your course learning in AI that tracks your progress, measures your strengths, and develops your target areas for improvement.

Assessment method

Our LLM Legal Practice Course (LPC) is assessed by a variety of methods.

These include:

  • Written exams
  • Oral assessments
  • Written coursework

Our assessments are ‘open book’ on the LLM LPC. You are permitted to take hard copies of any materials into your exams, such as your course materials, any revision notes and statute books. The majority of legal knowledge required for passing the LLM LPC comes from these permitted sources, as opposed to case law. You can focus your revision on when and how to apply law, rather than memorising it, which most accurately reflects what it is like in practice.


Stage one
During stage one, you’ll study the core practice areas of Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, and Litigation (Civil and Criminal). The emphasis is on practical application, utilising specifically designed client portfolios and simulated transactions to understand how you would encounter these areas in practice.
  • Advocacy
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Drafting
  • Interviewing and Advising
  • Litigation
  • Practical Legal Research and Writing
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation (PCR) including Solicitor’s Accounts (SA)
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Will and Administration of Estates

Stage two
In stage two you will choose three elective modules, enabling you to study the areas of law you’d most like to specialise in practice.
If you’re looking to further boost your employability to recruiters, you have the option to access the materials for an additional fourth elective module from the below options, to enable you to study it in your own time.
  • Advanced Commercial Litigation
  • Advanced Commercial Property
  • Commercial Law and Intellectual Property
  • Debt Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Equity Finance
  • Family Law
  • Medical Negligence and Personal Injury
  • Private Acquisitions

Master’s component

For the Master’s component of the LLM Legal Practice Course, you will study two additional modules.

Negotiation and Case Analysis

This module will provide you with a practical understanding of the nature of case analysis and negotiation, different negotiation styles and strategies for negotiation. The module is assessed by a coursework case study assessment of up to 3,000 words.

Law Review and Reform

Our Law Review and Reform module requires you to carry out detailed practical research and identify an area of law in need of reform. Analyse and critique the existing law, propose one of more possible reforms to address the current weakness and then critically analyse the proposal in 2,500-3,000 words.

BPP recommends
Legal Technology Innovation and Design: developed in close collaboration with law firms, this optional online module will provide you with the new skills sought by recruiters. Completing the module will enable you to develop emerging tech skills that are becoming increasingly crucial in practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
Birmingham, Bristol, and Cambridge: £15,200 Leeds and Manchester: £14,200 Online: £15,200 London Central: £19,300
International students

Our LLM Legal Practice Course is eligible for postgraduate funding of up to £12,167.

To widen access to the legal profession, we offer an extensive range of funding options to ensure finance isn’t a barrier to a promising legal career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

BPP Admissions
+44 (0) 3300 603 100